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Windows 7: Leave on or power down?

20 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Leave on or power down?

Ignoring the electricity saving is it best to leave pc powered on or shut down at night?

I am using Win7 and just wondered what folks on here do?

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20 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

My PC is always on, 'cause I download most of the time, don't see the point of turning it off for a couple of hours at night. You can always put it into hybernation or stand-by to cut down the electricity bill.
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20 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi fergiet.
Unless you go to download, sell items on any online rpg game, or the like, is always a good idea to keep it off. Remember that much of the hardware compontents
have life based on hours of use.
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20 May 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

personally i like to have my machines off when i'm not using them for a few hours, especially overnight.

my ssd machine has a very quick reboot, and i would rather start afresh each day from a clean slate.

i only leave it on if i'm downloading a big file, or doing some serious number-crunching.
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20 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Most of the time at night, im either downloading or doing some type of video rendering so I leave it on just have the screen power off after 30 minutes, and when I go to work I put the machine into hybernation so when i get home all my stuff is still open or where i left it.
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20 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Electricity savings aside, I think it's best to turn it on and leave it on. It's much easier on the components to turn on, stay running, and not cycle on and off and heat and cool.
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20 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Electricity savings aside, I think it's best to turn it on and leave it on. It's much easier on the components to turn on, stay running, and not cycle on and off and heat and cool.
I would agree with that, and in truth, a PC that has clocked itself down when Idling (Speedstep, or Cool N Quiet) used hardly any power anyway. I have a pre-pay meter for my electricity, and the actual costs of electricity of my PC idling are next to none.

Every piece of hardware that has ever failed on me, has done so on a "shut down" "switch on" cycle.
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20 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

I leave my box switched on all day and put it into Sleep mode when I go out, but I always switch off at night.

To date, I've never had a hardware failure, but perhaps I've just been lucky.
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20 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

I turn my Comp on in the Morning and then put it to sleep If I am not using it and then Shut down at night

Unless there is a certain reason why it should be on overnight I always turn off

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20 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

I put mine to sleep when I'm at work or in bed. I shut it down if I'm away for more than a day
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